That’s it! All over, Krunal Pandya hits the winning runs. A memorable debut for him. Dinesh Karthik remains unbeaten on 31. however, it was a tricky chase as the home team lost early wickets. But the partnership between Pandey and Karthik steadied the ship as INDIA WIN BY 5 WICKETS!
MAN OF THE MATCH: Kuldeep Yadav
Spinner Kuldeep Yadav led the Indian bowlers’ fine show with three wickets to restrict West Indies to 109 for eight in their first T20 International here Sunday.Electing to field on a dew-laden Eden Gardens, India responded well with the pacers giving them a fine start after Umesh Yadav dismissed Denesh Ramdin in the third over. Debutant Khaleel Ahmed (1/16) and Jasprit Bumrah (1/27) ensured that the Windies run-rate dried up before the spin duo of Krunal Pandya (1/15) and Kuldeep made merry. Kuldeep (3/13) also completed 100 wickets in T20 cricket. Tottering at 63 for seven inside 15 overs, the Windies looked to fold up inside 100 but Fabian Allen (27 from 20 balls) and Khary Pierre (15 not out from 13 balls) lifted the total past 100. Debutant Krunal finished with excellent figures of 1/14 bowling his four overs at a stretch. Catch live score and updates of the 1st T20I between India and West Indies here.